Looking forward to 2013 to celebrate our Scottish wildlife. We’ve just received an update of the sea life seen from the Summer Queen sailing from Ullapool last year:
32 Atlantic white-sided dolphins
735 Common dolphins
615 Harbour porpoises
26 Minke whales
8 Killer whales (Orca) including the baby “Summer”
In addition to these we had a pod of common dolphin about 170 strong right up to the head of the locj last autumn.
From the sea to the air, some local sightings are worth a mention:
Also on the Rivington bird feeder we’ve had woodpeckers, and at the head of the loch kingfishers.